The NASA facility supporting Launch Complex 39, the John F. Kennedy Space Center is the largest operational launch to date. Its visitor complex offers exhibits, displays, attractions and artifacts from past spaceflights, as well as information about the future of human and robotic missions. Visitors can witness a rocket launch in person, meet a veteran astronaut, and watch a 3-D IMAX® space film.
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We specifically chose a cruise leaving out of Cocoa Beach so we could see Kennedy Space Center prior to our cruise. We paid for a two day pass along with two days behind the scenes at KSC. Who doesn't love NASA? So much history and interesting artifacts there. I was disappointed that the management team scheduled too many school field trips while we were there. When calling ahead trying to plan our schedule to get the most bang for our buck, we decided to spend two full days at KSC and to do two behind the scene tours. My first complaint was that I feel the people who answer the phones need to be more informed about their tours. I think I would have personally preferred going on the "Then and Now" tour but they kept taking it off of the schedule and putting it back on. We were trying to do things that were included in our regular admission price during the times we were not on a behind the scenes tour that we paid extra for. So we would be standing in line for an exhibit and then they would let a school group "cut" in line and go in front of us and then close the door three people in front of us saying the auditorium was full. Excuse me but that is just wrong! We flew down three days before our cruise, paid for hotel stay in order to spend two full days at KSC and ended up leaving KSC early on the second day because we had seen everything. NASA in Houston was much better organized and seemed to appreciate full paying guests more.
This has to have been our best day tour to anywhere EVER. We spent time looking around the old space ships in rocket park then we had a special 'Up close and personal tour'. Our guide worked with NASA and was very informative as we drove around the launch pad areas. We watched an incredible video of the Apollo moon launch and landing with the actual countdown monitors working in real time and the moon capsule 'landing' in front of us. I am not American but I wanted to stand up and cheer at the end!
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
No visit to Orlando is complete without a trip to Kennedy space centre! Even more so now that the shuttle Atlantis has its home there - what an awesome display!!! Have been before to KSC but this is the first time back since has been upgraded and didn't think it was possible for it to be any better but it was!! The bus trips are very informative and fantastic well worth taking! You can easily spend a full day here in awe of the exhibits and the the rides not forgetting Atlantis!!!! Will be back next time we are back in Orlando!
Great day.....very interesting learning all about space. Need to allow a whole day to see everything as we ran out of time.
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Do Kennedy Space Center tickets have an expiration date?
The single admission ticket is valid 120 days from the date of purchase.
Do I need to call in advance to make a reservation?
For the Up-Close and Space Pass ticket type, you will need to call the phone number listed on your E-ticket voucher to confirm availability and set-up a tour time.
What does the single admission ticket at Kennedy Space Center include?
Admission tickets permit one entry to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex to experience the Space Shuttle Atlantis, Shuttle Launch Experience, KSC General Bus Tour, Twin IMAX Theater 3-D Films, Special Viewing of Rocket Launches and Numerous Shows and Exhibits.
What are the Up-Close Tour options?
When you purchase the Up-Close Tour or Space Pass ticket type, you can choose from 3 tour options. Note: reservations are required by calling in advance and confirming availability.
KSC Up-Close Explore Tours - Visit NASA's KSC Headquarters, disembark on the NASA Causeway, stop for photo's outside the 525-foot tall Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) and drive around Launch Pad 39B. Your tour guide will share historical facts and insights about each stop and answer questions about the space program.
KSC Up-Close Launch Control Center Tour - Visit the famous Launch Control Center where more than 150 Apollo and space shuttle launches were supervised. Stand in the helm of Firing Room 4, look out from the elevated "Bubble Room," snap a photo at the desk of NASA's Launch Director, drive past the former space shuttle launch pads and much more. Throughout the tour, your guide will point out historical landmarks and give real time updates on what's happening at the KSC.
KSC Up-Close Cape Canaveral: Then & Now Tours - (limited availability Thurs - Sun). Visit Cape Canaveral Air Force Station where all current launches take place. See Launch Pad 26, Air Force Space & Missile Museum, Launch Complex 5/6, Cape Canaveral Lighthouse, Launch Complex 14, 19 and 34 and more. Your tour guide with share information about the sites visited and answer any questions.
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